Vita Zwaan

Senior counsel

Vita is a senior associate at bureau Brandeis and head of the Privacy Team of bureau Brandeis. She is specialized in compliance issues with regard to privacy / data protection and telecommunication. Vita also advises on e-commerce, the liability of internet service providers, free speech and intellectual property rights. Vita is recommended for her practical and swift yet thorough advice as well as for her litigation skills.
Vita manages many large compliancy projects. She also stood on the forefront of the changes to the so-called Cookie law to make it more flexible. Vita regularly gives workshops and presentations regarding legal subjects. She argued some of the most ground breaking cases regarding the liability of internet service providers.

Recent work:
  • Advice regarding privacy issues, e.g. the international exchange of personal data, data breaches and security issues, the use of personal data for marketing purposes and profiling, the storing of personal data and privacy documentation, the sending of commercial messages and behavioural marketing, requests for the provision of personal data from law enforcement and private third parties, the use of cookies and personal data for online advertising;
  • Public policy, e.g. drafting and advising on legislative consultations from the European Commission and the Dutch legislator;
  • Advice regarding net neutrality and interconnection issues;
  • Providing workshops on privacy issues.
Companies Vita works for:

Marktplaats / eBay, Netflix, Sharing economy services, Interxion, KPN, XS4ALL, Hot Item, DQNA, Dutch Digital Agencies, NOC*NSF.